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Aurus
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Finca Allende - Aurus 2012

Spain
Red Wine from Rioja · Spain
£205.00 £120.00
Case Rate: £120.00
Ex Tax: £100.00
Country:
Wine Region: Rioja
Wine Area: Rioja Alta
Winery: Finca Allende
Wine Maker: Miguel Angel di Gregorio
Grape: Tempranillo
Grape Percentage: TEMPRANILLO 85% GRACIANO 15%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
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Limited Stock: (6 btls)
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Rating 92 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Rioja
Wine Area: Rioja Alta
Winery: Finca Allende
Wine Maker: Miguel Angel di Gregorio
Grape: Tempranillo
Grape Percentage: TEMPRANILLO 85% GRACIANO 15%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

Intense purple colour. Powerful and elegant on the nose, with a great complexity of aromas ( compote, minerals, ink, mint, spices, wild herbs, toffee and cocoa.) Great harmony in the palate, with ripe tannins, very complex and full of flavors of black fruits, raisin, liquorice, coffe, ink and aromatic herbs. Long and persistent.Agreat wine to keep.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012) - 92 pts

The blend that represents the perfect balance for Miguel Angel de Gregorio is Tempranillo with 15% Graciano, which was what he used for his 2012 Aurus, with grapes sourced from a diversity of vineyards in the village of Briones. The destemmed, uncrushed grapes were fermented in an oak vat after a six-day cold soak. Malolactic was in brand new French barriques were the wine matured for two years with rackings every four months. I feel much better balance and contained ripeness compared with the 2011. However, as it also happened with the previous vintage, I also favor Calvario over Aurus in 2012. The fruit is black, with notes of licorice, ink and graphite, most of the aromas come from the darker side of the spectrum with more noticeable oak than in Calvario. The palate feels ripe and lush, with some dusty tannins and a chalky finish. The oak is nicely integrated, which for me talks about the quality of the grapes, because not many grapes can take two years in new oak. It ends with a long, slightly warm finish. 6,000 bottles were filled in January 2015.